Lecture 'Mechanisms of microbiome-led mucosal barrier dysfunction in intestinal diseases'

For whom
Alumni , Business , Employees , Students
When
04-06-2021 from 13:30 to 14:30
Where
Livestream
Language
English
Organizer
VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research
Contact
Nele.Vanlangenakker@UGent.be
Website
https://www.irc.ugent.be/index.php?id=tocalendar
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Mahesh S. Desai (Luxembourg Institute of Health, Luxembourg) will explain his research on how the fiber-deprived gut microbiome impacts our health.

Diet is a major driver of the gut microbiome, yet the microbiome-mediated mechanisms that link diet to various diseases are poorly understood.

Our research is focused on discerning these mechanisms and the underlying immunological processes via interactions of the microbiome with the colonic mucus barrier, which serves as a first line of defense against the invading pathogens. Since the modern diet of developed nations includes significantly reduced dietary fiber, our lab seeks to understand how the fiber-deprived gut microbiome impacts our health, and contributes to the increased pathogen susceptibility as well as disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease. We aim to design dietary therapeutics to strengthen the mucosal barrier and to improve health.

Join us at this seminar at https://zoom.us/j/98095215611?pwd=MjZQZjZTbk01SDNXejlqUWtiN2xzdz09